Advanced Rider

IAM RoadSmart Solent is an official provider of the IAM RoadSmart Advanced Rider Course.

What is it about?

The aim of the course is to improve your motorcycling skills to become a (much) better than average motorcyclist, allowing you to have a safer, smoother ride through learning about systematic riding and keeping that important element of a fun ride whilst still being legal.

As an Associate, our group offer you one-to-one observed rides with a dedicated observer giving you continuity through your training.

You’ll gain confidence, acquire new skills, make new friends, and even possibly get cheaper insurance.

Interested? Come along to a SolentSunday (1st Sunday of each month, March through to November) for a free observed ride.

Test Ready?

Your observer will let you know when they think you’re ready to go on your test ride. The observer will be looking for you to consistently offer a legal, safe, systematic, and smooth ride, ridden at appropriate speeds. You’ll be put forward to go on a mock test with our dedicated Check Ride observer who will either recommend you apply for the test, or do a bit more work with your observer.

When Test Ready: Booking Your Test

There are various methods of booking your test. Please note that it is your responsibility to book, your observer will not do this on your behalf.

The quicker route:

The fastest route: phone IAM RoadSmart on 0300 303 1134, and ask them to book your test. You’ll need your IAM RoadSmart number.

Slightly slower:

You can book your test on the IAM RoadSmart website.

Once you’ve booked the examiner will contact you to arrange a convenient time and place to meet.

Passed Your Test?

The committee would like to present you with a certificate and a Green Badge at the next Club Night. Please let your observer know that you’re going (who, in turn, should tell the Membership Secretary).

Go on some group rides to consolidate your learning, and then consider something further such as Solent Advanced Plus.